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Design Manager

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Design

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Consult

  • Contact:

    Toni Camisotti

  • Contact email:

    toni@graniteexecutive.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    21894

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Startdate:

    Immediate

  • Consultant:

    Toni Camisotti

Our client is a specialist interior fit out and refurbishment contractor in the Commercial Offices, Hotels, Leisure, Retail and Luxury Residential sectors, priding themselves on their ability to provide a truly unique, personalised service with dedicated Director / Owner involvement, fostering their belief in a ‘Client for Life’ philosophy.

THE COMPANY

Our client is a specialist interior fit out and refurbishment contractor in the Commercial Offices, Hotels, Leisure, Retail and Luxury Residential sectors, priding themselves on their ability to provide a truly unique, personalised service with dedicated Director / Owner involvement, fostering their belief in a ‘Client for Life’ philosophy.

THEY SEEK

The Design Development and Co-ordination Managers role is a pivotal role within the business and the following Job Description identifies those qualities and requirements this role requires.

Required qualities

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the construction industry with specific understanding of the “fit out and refurbishment” market
  • Proven track record of “Design Development\Co-ordination” deliveries
  • Previous experience with either architectural practices or Main Contractor
  • Able to work within a team and to pre-determined time scales
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work from either site or office as required
  • CAD capabilities would be an advantage
  • Understanding and previous experience of working in RIVET or other 3D modelling tools
  • Commercial understanding and awareness
  • The ability to multi task on different Projects at the same time
  • Good time management

Tender Stage

  • On receipt of tenders review the status of the design drawings, identifying any shortcomings and\or discrepancies
  • Assist pre-construction\estimating in identifying commercial opportunity advantages the business could use to enhance our bid
  • During the tender stage liaise with the clients design team to gather information and establish relationships with the
  • Review the design for potential VE opportunities that could be offered
  • Work with the attending team to develop and agree the design\information release programme and ensure adequate time scales are allocated in developing the design
  • Assist the estimating team with the design intent and review with the specialist contractors to agree the design requirements and associated costings
  • Prepare “Architectural Appreciation submission” for the tender submission, bespoke to each individual Project
  • Read and digest the Employers Requirements and Design Specifications to gain a full understanding of the Project deliverables and ensure tendering sub-contractors have fully understood and allowed for all aspects within their tendered returns
  • Attend the mid bid and post tender interviews with a view to contributing to the successful bid process

Post award and pre-construction phase

  • Work “hand in hand” with the pre-construction delivery team to prepare for the construction phase of all Projects
  • Review all construction issue drawings and identify any changes or variations from the “T” set of drawings
  • All Construction issued drawings checked for completeness and compliance with the specifications
  • Prepare a detailed and comprehensive IRS [Information required schedule] based on the Construction issued drawings
  • Prepare a drawing information release schedule and plot into the pre-construction\construction phase programme
  • Prepare, in conjunction with the clients design team, a definitive schedule of samples required and issue key mile stone dates for the submission and approval process, management of this process from start to finish
  • Identify, arrange and manage all mock ups\benchmarks required, liaise with the delivery team to prepare and offer up all benchmarks and mock-ups.
  • Assist with order placing to ensure all trades packages are fully compliant and in accordance with the ERs
  • Manage the flow of all design information, both up and down the supply chain, through the Procore document control system
  • Review fire strategy and Building Control matters for compliancy

Construction Phase

  • Arrange, manage and chair all DTMs [Design Team Meetings] both sub-contractor and clients, produce and distribute minutes for all DTMs
  • Review works on site for both quality and compliance
  • During the design development and co-ordination phases review all opportunities to make commercial gains through “buildability, alternative materials and\or revised contractors proposals”
  • Ensure all contractors proposals are timely and fully followed through ensuring all parties are aware of proposals being made
  • Maintain all design information release and distribution in a timely manner
  • Work with the Technical Services Managers to ensure full co-ordination is managed in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Work closely with the delivery team to maintain programme in respect of information and drawing requirements
  • Work closely with the clients design team throughout the process to ensure compliance to the ERs and specification
  • Review, when required, issues raised by Building Control
  • Review and monitor, on site, progress and quality and liaise with the Contracts Manager on any issues found
  • Assist, where required, with the snagging process and record findings through the Procore Document control process

Post PC responsibilities

  • Review all as built drawings for accuracy and compliance
  • Work with the delivery team in securing Building Control Sign off
  • Be an integral part of the P\ Handover Process